Appeals Court Hands Trump Big Win, Rules It Is LEGAL To Use Military Funds On The Wall


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President Trump just scored another big win on the border wall, this one coming from the appeals court.

If you recall, President Trump had decided to use defense funds to build the wall, diverting the gridlock in Congress from the DemocRats.

The Dems cried and cried, but President Trump did it anyway.

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And now an appeals court has said he was correct and within his rights.

Check it out:

John Solomon reports:

A ruling in a federal appeals court on Friday declared that the Trump administration was within its legal rights to use military funding to bankroll a wall along the southern border, overturning an earlier court decision that declared the administration in violation of the law in doing so.

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling that both El Paso County and the group Border Network for Human Rights lacked the legal footing to challenge that funding and that neither party was harmed by the measure.

Addressing, for instance, El Paso County’s argument that the administration’s cancellation of a local $20 million federal project constituted an actionable loss of tax revenue for the county, the court argued that “a county’s loss of general tax revenues as an indirect result of federal policy is not a cognizable injury in fact.”

 

Bonginoreport parleyed.

— Bonginoreport Bonginoreport Saturday, December 5, 2020

And from Fox News:

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall.

A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that El Paso County and the nonprofit Border Network for Human Rights did not have the standing to challenge President Donald Trump’s redirecting funds from more than 100 military construction projects, including a $20 million road project at a base located in the city.

The appeals court found that neither the county nor the Border Network proved it was directly harmed by Trump’s move. The court reversed a December 2019 ruling by U.S. District Judge David Briones.

A construction worker paints part of a border wall in Mission, Texas, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. President-elect Joe Biden will face immediate pressure to fulfill his pledge to stop border wall construction. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A construction worker paints part of a border wall in Mission, Texas, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. President-elect Joe Biden will face immediate pressure to fulfill his pledge to stop border wall construction. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Trump took roughly $6 billion from military funds under a national emergency he declared in early 2019 after Congress refused to fully finance his demands for the wall, leading to the longest government shutdown in history.

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to end that national emergency, though the Trump administration has locked in construction contracts with the funding and already built many new stretches of wall across the southwest border.



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